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ZIP Code 52242

Primary City:Iowa City, IA (View All Cities)
County: Johnson County
Timezone: Central (3:55am)
Area code: 319 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.66, -91.55
ZIP (~1600 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 52242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 52242. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 52242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 52242, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Iowa City, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 52242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 52242 is located in east Iowa and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 52242 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 52242 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,592
Population Density 2,199 people per sq mi
Housing Units 0
Land Area 0.72 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 0

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 19Male Median Age: 20Female Median Age: 19

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus


 Male 746 47%
 Female 846 53%


 White 1,414 88.8%
 Black Or African American 42 2.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 83 5.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 19 1.2%
 Two Or More Races 31 1.9%

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 0 0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 51 3%
 College Student Housing 1,541 97%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

ZIP 52242 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. ZIP code 52242 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 52242 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 52242 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 35 2%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,262 75%
 No Earnings 391 23%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 35 2%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,262 75%
 No Earnings 391 23%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 45 10%
 Public transportation 46 11%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 330 76%
 Worked at Home 16 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 52242 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 0 0%
 High School Graduate 13 81%
 Associate's degree 3 19%
 Bachelor's degree 0 0%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

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